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Commentary on AAA v Associated Newspapers Ltd

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Tom Bennett



This is the authors' accepted manuscript of a book chapter that has been published in its final definitive form by Hart Publishing, 2017.

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This important edited collection is the culmination of research undertaken by The Children’s Rights Judgments Project an initiative which involves academic experts revisiting an existing case law, drawn from a range of legal sub-disciplines and jurisdictions, and redrafting the judgment from a children’s rights perspective. The rewritten judgments shed light on the conceptual and practical challenges of securing children’s rights within judicial decision-making and explore how developments in theory and practice can inform and (re-)invigorate the legal protection of children’s rights. Each judgment is accompanied by a commentary explaining the historical and legal context of the original case and the rationale underpinning the revised judgment including the particular children’s rights perspective adopted; the extent to which it addresses the children’s rights deficiencies evident in the original judgment; and the potential impact the alternative version might have had on law, policy or practice. Presented thematically, with contributions from leading scholars in the field, this innovative collection offers a truly new and unique perspective on children’s rights.

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Author(s): Bennett TDC

Editor(s): Helen Stalford, Kathryn Hollingsworth, Stephen Gilmore

Publication type: Book Chapter

Publication status: Published

Book Title: Rewriting Children's Judgments: From Academic Vision to New Practice

Year: 2017

Print publication date: 02/11/2017

Acceptance date: 26/01/2017

Edition: 1

Number of Volumes: 1

Publisher: Hart Publishing

Place Published: Oxford and Portland, Oregon


Library holdings: Search Newcastle University Library for this item

ISBN: 9781782259251


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